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Help with basic fitting

OK, so I am a noob, and I need some help with getting a good fit. I bought my first board in 2006: Burton Se7en 51 + Large P1 Uninc Coalition + size 10 FiftyOne-Fifty boots. I am 5'8" and 170lbs. I haven't ridden much, because of motorcycle injuries and had some kids since then.
Love the board, love the bindings, love the boots, but I couldn't help feeling the board is a little short, and the bidings where a little big, though I did crank them down to a solid fit.
This is my all around, goofing off board. I went short, thinking that as I learned, I wanted less board to catch an edge with. I feel a little more experienced, now, so I went out and bought an Arbor Round House 163 with Union Re-union Hemp M/L bindings for good pow days(haven't ridden, yet, but will this season). I also bought Medium P1 (sadly, not Uninc Coalition, but if you know someone with a decent pair in medium, I'd love to buy them!) to mount on my Burton Se7en.
First question, based on height and weight, how do my rigs sound?
More important question: How much hangover should I have when fitting my boots to the bindings? I noticed my toes hang over the gas pedal on the medium P1s, even with the gas pedal fully extended. I literally feel my toes grab over the edge of the gas pedal when I press in (I have flat feet). Also, the highbacks feel really snug, but that may be a good thing. Obviously, neither are a problem with the large P1s. The Re-unions feel pretty good, so I'll know for sure after the weekend.
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OK, so I am a noob, and I need some help with getting a good fit. I bought my first board in 2006: Burton Se7en 51 + Large P1 Uninc Coalition + size 10 FiftyOne-Fifty boots. I am 5'8" and 170lbs. I haven't ridden much, because of motorcycle injuries and had some kids since then.
Love the board, love the bindings, love the boots, but I couldn't help feeling the board is a little short, and the bidings where a little big, though I did crank them down to a solid fit.
This is my all around, goofing off board. I went short, thinking that as I learned, I wanted less board to catch an edge with. I feel a little more experienced, now, so I went out and bought an Arbor Round House 163 with Union Re-union Hemp M/L bindings for good pow days(haven't ridden, yet, but will this season). I also bought Medium P1 (sadly, not Uninc Coalition, but if you know someone with a decent pair in medium, I'd love to buy them!) to mount on my Burton Se7en.
First question, based on height and weight, how do my rigs sound?
More important question: How much hangover should I have when fitting my boots to the bindings? I noticed my toes hang over the gas pedal on the medium P1s, even with the gas pedal fully extended. I literally feel my toes grab over the edge of the gas pedal when I press in (I have flat feet). Also, the highbacks feel really snug, but that may be a good thing. Obviously, neither are a problem with the large P1s. The Re-unions feel pretty good, so I'll know for sure after the weekend.
At 170 lbs, a 151 is short if you plan on doing anything outside of the terrain park. A 163 is a good freeride/powder board size for your weight. So the combination of the two has you pretty much covered for anything you want to do. I'm 5'9" 155 lbs and last season my park board was 150 cm and my powder board was 160 cm.

For free-riding, your toes should not hang not much than half an inch over the board edge. If you are in the park (and so not tilting the board up as much) you probably can go up to an inch of overhang.
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Thank you! Having a "toe grip", so to speak, would be good for park, but I should have my toes on the gas pedal for free-riding, so it sounds like the medium P1 on my 151 Se7en, and the M/L Re-unions on my 163 Round House are good to go! If you know anyone who has MEDIUM P1 Uninc Coalition they'd like to sell, I'm looking!
Thank you!
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Thank you! Having a "toe grip", so to speak, would be good for park, but I should have my toes on the gas pedal for free-riding, so it sounds like the medium P1 on my 151 Se7en, and the M/L Re-unions on my 163 Round House are good to go! If you know anyone who has MEDIUM P1 Uninc Coalition they'd like to sell, I'm looking!
Thank you!
That's probably the binding arrange you want anyways (P1 on park board). The P1 is super, super flexy and really not ideal for freeriding... just standing on the flats, I could torque my foot so that half of the baseplate of my 2009 P1s bend up so the edge is at least quarter of an inch off the board.
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I appreciate the help, Lonerider! What Burton binding would you recommend for a Burton Custom 155, for free-riding?
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I appreciate the help, Lonerider! What Burton binding would you recommend for a Burton Custom 155, for free-riding?
I like the C60's, but they are pricey brand new. I just snagged an unused pair of CO2 for cheap and am excited to try them... but as I haven't ridden them yet, I can't automatically recommend them.

My friend rides a pair of Cartel on his Burton Custom 154 and he is a pretty good rider. Here is video of him with his Burton Custom 154 and Burton Cartels.



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Nice! Love the slow-mo! I was also thinking Cartels for the 155. I thought C02 for my 151, too, but I think I am getting away from park (too many neck/back problems from my motorcycle accident), so I think I'll hold off on spending more money on that board. Thanks for all the helpful tips! We're taking my 4 year old out for the first time. I picked up a used Burton Chopper for $25 (like new), and threw on some new Freestyle Jr bindings. She wears a size 8-8.5, so we're putting some heavy socks on her to fit the smallest 11C boots we could find. She put on her gear the other night and she was totally stoked! I'll have to post a pic. Again, thanks for all the help!
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